Earl Grey Tea London Fog Latte with Lavender flowers
Earl Grey Tea London Fog Latte with Lavender flowers

Lavender London Fog Drink (Earl Grey Tea Latte)

This is one of the tastiest versions of this Earl Gray drink you will find. It's extra creamy, flowery and foamed for good measure.

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Cook Time: 10 minutes
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I’m drawn in by mysterious drink names; “London Fog” conjures cozy images of frothy, hot drinks and misty mornings.

If you’re like me, and in need of some fresh tea inspiration, you will surely love this Earl Grey-frothed milk latte. It’s a rich, and somehow light, drink that begs to be sipped and savored.

Earl Grey tea with foamed milk in a mug

Unlike the popular London Fog latte which originates in Canada, mine gets a lovely floral flavor from steeped lavender (vanilla is more traditional). Divine!

I totally reveled in testing this one over and over. And, guess what?

London Fog latte with lavender flowers

It’s a good thing I did, because I found a ton of variation in flavor from one test batch to the next. I usually encourage you to play around with my recipes, but in this case, I think the proportions matter quite a bit.

What is a London Fog?

A London Fog is a drink that combines Earl Grey tea and warm milk. It’s super easy to make but greater than the sum of its parts.

Earl Grey Tea Latte in a mug

Here’s what makes this London Fog SO GOOD:

  • a bold, sweet, and flowery cup – I steep dried lavender flowers along with Earl Grey Tea, which has notes of bergamot oil and edible blue cornflower petals (I like Tea and Company’s Earl Grey Creme Tea and this decaf Bigelow tea for nighttime)
  • a smooth mouthfeel – instead of whole milk, I gravitate toward half-and-half, which holds its froth longer because of the fat. frothing half-and-half takes this drink to the next level. I do this step with a whisk, so there’s no need for any special equipment, and it only takes a few seconds in a saucepan.
  • sugar – I like a good amount of sugar in this particular recipe because it brings the floral flavor forward and without it, I think the drink would be a bit boring

Ready? Let’s make some tea!

How to Make a London Fog Tea Latte

Gather and measure your ingredients.

First, steep the tea (you want the water to be boiling hot). I buy both caffeinated and decaffeinated tea so I can enjoy this drink in the morning and evening.

Then, infuse the syrup with plenty of lavender flowers.

Combine the steeped tea, lavender syrup (flowers strained).

foamed half and half being poured into Earl Grey tea

Froth the half-and-half: warm the cream in a saucepan and whisk vigorously for 30 seconds (about).

Ingredient Tip: It’s important to avoid scalding the milk/half-and-half, which can happen very quickly. Try to just get the milk warm so it doesn’t develop a skin.

foamed cream

Once the tea is topped with foam, it’s best enjoyed right away.

Earl Gray London Fog latte in a mug

Do you feel drawn in by this frothy concoction? Let me know what you think of the lavender.


How much caffeine is in earl grey tea?

The black tea leaves contain about 40 to 100 milligrams of caffeine in each 8 ounce cup, less than coffee or energy drinks.

How long to steep earl grey?

For straight tea, I recommend about 5 minutes. Milk dilutes the tea, so you may want to brew it stronger or leave the bag in as you sip it.

What other fog flavors are there?

The skies the limit. I came across a really interesting version of this drink made with a cinnamon tea. Follow the recipe and just swap the tea for whatever you’d like to try. Here are a few ideas: dandelion tea, cinnamon spice, chaga, or English breakfast.

Iced london fog?

You could ice this latte, but you should let it cool as much as possible or pour over a large amount of ice to cool it quickly. You may want to brew the tea stronger or use less water because the ice will dilute it.

Lavender Vanilla Tea Variation

If you want to follow the recipe but add some intrigue, you could try using sugar that you infuse with a discarded vanilla bean pod. You can also try swapping the Earl Grey Tea bag for this vanilla Earl Grey Tea.

Pinkies out. It’s tea time!

London Fog Latte in a mug

Lavender London Fog Drink (Earl Grey Tea Latte)

This is one of the tastiest versions of this Earl Gray drink you will find. It's extra creamy, flowery and foamed for good measure.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tea
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Chef Sara Furcini



  • Steep the tea. Bring 3 cups water to a boil. Divide evenly in 2 mugs and add 1 tea bag to each cup. Move the tea bag up and down a few times. Leave the tea bags to steep; you will be serving the tea with tea bags inside.
  • Infuse the lavender syrup. Bring ½ cup water and granulated sugar to a boil. Add the lavender flowers and stir. Boil and steep until the sugar dissolves and the water is very aromatic, about 4 minutes. Strain the lavender syrup over a sieve over each mug, dividing the infusion evenly.
  • Froth the half and half. Rinse and return the pot to the burner and set to low heat. Add the half and half and immediately whisk until frothy and just warm. Pour half the foam over each cup and serve immediately.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 593mg | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1mg

Photography by Megan Johnson

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1 year ago

This makes the day a little bit brighter. Angels sing in the background and theres a Jesus ray coming into the dining room.

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